Equipped with state of the art facilities and assisted by a dedicated team, our experts at Kamineni Cancer Centre are well-versed in effective management of cancer from early detection to post procedural care, minimizing suffering to patients and offering them a new lease of life.

What is Oncology?

The branch of medical science that deals with the research and practice for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of various classifications of cancer, is called Oncology.

An oncologist is a professional medical practitioner dedicated to the care of cancer patients. The advancements in the field of research on cancer has made significant improvements to cancer survival today, due to improved prevention efforts, advanced technology in screening and detection, and the latest developments in medical treatment.

Kamineni Cancer Centre holds an untainted reputation thanks to the oncology experts at your service. These experienced specialists promptly diagnose cancer and treat patients with multi-disciplinary approaches, with comprehensive care the disease can be managed well, reducing the toll on patients and their families. Kamineni Hospitals is one of the very few hospitals in the city to offer comprehensive oncology care offering Medical, Surgical and Radiation oncology.

Some of the services and facilities at the Kamineni Cancer Centre include the following:

  • Chemotherapy
  • Chemo and Radiotherapy protocol combination chemotherapy
  • Integrated therapy
  • Targeted therapy
  • Bio-chemotherapy
  • Head & Neck Oncology
  • Gynae Oncology
  • Thoracic Oncology
  • G.I Oncology
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Microvascular surgery for reconstruction
  • Composite resection and reconstruction
  • Wide field laryngectomy
  • Laryngopharyngoesophagectomy
  • Transhiatal / Transthoracic Esophagectomy
  • Whipple’s operation
  • Pelvic exenteration
  • Hepatectomy- All major liver resections
  • Pneumonectomy/Lobectomy
  • 3 field esophagectomy
  • Lap colorectal surgery
  • Lap Gynaecologic Oncosurgery
  • Lap upper G.I. surgery
  • Lap Uro onco surgery
  • Spiral CT simulator
  • MRT (Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy)
  • Tumour delineation
  • Conventional Radiotherapy
  • 4. Electron beam Radiotherapy
  • 3D Conformal Radiotherapy
  • Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy
  • Intracavitary Radiotherapy
  • Intraluminal Radiotherapy
  • Interstitial Implant
How are patients advised on the stage of their cancer and treatment?

Medical oncology is continuously evolving with the rapid research and development of new anti-cancer drugs. Once the cancer is diagnosed pathologically, staging investigations are generally done with the help of surgical oncologist or interventional radiologist and pathologist. Based on the diagnosis and patient’s clinical profile, the medical oncologist decides the chemotherapy agent, the dose and course regimen. Patients in advanced stages may need aggressive therapy in coordination with other disciplines whereas cases detected early may be treated conservatively.

Once the course of treatment is decided, the patient and family are counselled regarding the therapy, side effects, complications and outcomes. The patient makes an informed decision and participates in his/ her care process.

What happens during chemotherapy?

Administering chemotherapy is a standard procedure which follows strict protocols. Patients are reviewed by medical personnel and pre-chemotherapy lab reports are verified following which drug infusions are started under strict monitoring. At Kamineni, chemotherapy is administered in a dedicated facility by specialized teams with provisions for close monitoring and emergency readiness.

Once the procedure is complete, the patient is counselled in detail regarding diet, dos and don’ts, possible side effects, detecting emergencies and follow up schedule.

Why is surgery prescribed?

Surgical oncology focuses on the surgical removal of cancerous tumours. Based on the diagnosis and patient’s profile surgeons decides the risks and benefits of surgical intervention.
For many patients, surgery is combined with other cancer treatments such as chemotherapy, radiation therapy and/or hormone therapy to achieve best outcomes. These may be administered before surgery (neoadjuvant) or after surgery (adjuvant) to help prevent cancer growth, spread or recurrence. In some cases, the cancerous tumor may be inoperable, for these cases other modes of treatment are suggested.

What facilities does Kamineni have for radiation theraphy

Kamineni Hospitals is one of the few radiation therapy centres in the city. It is well-equipped and managed by highly experienced physicians and specialized teams. Kamineni Hospitals has two major kinds equipment for delivery of radiation treatment:

  • Linear Accelerator for External Radiotherapy
  • Micro Selectron HDR for Brachytherapy
What is External Radiotherapy?

External radiotherapy can be administered as 2D conventional radiotherapy or 3D conformal radiotherapy and IMRT. The selection of therapy depends on the clinical profile of the patient, 3D conformal radiotherapy and IMRT are more advanced and frequently used.

Radiation oncologists chart out the course of treatment prior to delivering it. The patient is counselled in detail regarding the treatment, side effects and outcomes. Treatment plans vary as per type and location of cancer and can last up to 7 weeks. For some cases the radiotherapy is given along with chemotherapy once a week (Intravenous or oral) as per the advice of the medical oncologist. Once the treatment is complete, the patient is counselled regarding diet, precautions, follow-up schedule and emergency detection.

How is Brachytherapy different from External Radiotherapy?

Brachytherapy is an advanced form of treatment. It is commonly used as an effective treatment for cervical, prostate, breast, and skin cancer among others. Brachytherapy involves placing a sealed radiation source inside or next to the area requiring treatment.

Brachytherapy is highly precise and ensures a high dose of radiation to be applied to a small area. As radiation sources remain accurately targeted, clinicians are able to achieve a high level of dose delivery. This enhances efficacy of treatment and reduces risk.

Oncology Doctors at Kamineni Hospitals - LB Nagar

Dr. M. Srinivas Reddy

Dr. M. Srinivas Reddy

Dr Srinivas is a highly accomplished Surgical Oncologist. He is a gold medallist in General Surgery and has... ...Read More

Dr. M. Srinivas

Dr. M. Srinivas

Dr Srinivas is a veteran Medical Oncologist with two decades of experience in the field. He has conducted... ...Read More

Dr Vivek Sampath

Dr Vivek Sampath

Consultant - MBBS, MEM - Critical Care and Emergency Medicine

Dr. Vivek Sampath is the One of the best Emergency Physician in Hyderabad with more than 7 years... ...Read More

Dr. Arpitha.S

Dr. Arpitha.S

Dr Arpitha S. is one of the famous Radiation oncologists in Hyderabad, with over 9 years of experience, highly experienced and skilled radiation... ...Read More



Radiation oncologist

Dr. Prashanth Reddy is one of the best Radiation oncologist.He has done his MBBS from Kathmandu Medical College;... ...Read More



Medical Oncologist

Dr.S.Jayanthi is one of the best doctor in Hyderabad.   Department  :  Medical Oncology Designation  :Medical Oncologist  Location ... ...Read More

Dr. Gumdal Vishesh

Dr. Gumdal Vishesh

Consultant Medical Oncologist

Dr. Vishesh Gumdal is a Medical Oncologist in Hyderabad. He has done his MBBS from M S Ramaiah... ...Read More